Hi all! Well, the last six months certainly have been interesting! Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey that we sent out, it was fantastic to hear such great feedback about how the livestreams had helped people during those initial days of lockdown. We’ve just had our AGM and confirmed that the best… Continue reading Autumn news: online & outdoor sessions
If you would like to comment on the application, please click here. The deadline is Monday 3rd August. Bristol Co-operative Gym is the first cooperatively-run gym in the country. We aim to provide a supportive, inclusive exercise environment where members of the local community can improve their health and fitness. Since September 2016 we have… Continue reading Our Response to the All Hallows Hall Planning Application
Hello everyone, We think we’ve found the best way for us to move our classes online. After considering a bunch of options, we think we’ve got a format that meets our requirements of: Getting live follow-along classes to you in a way that’s easy to access Integrating with our usual booking system and Move GB… Continue reading We’re back! Online classes start this week!
Hello again… Things really are moving fast… A few hours after we sent out yesterday’s update about our session plans in response to the C19 outbreak, the government guidance changed to recommend that everyone minimise social contact as much as possible. As a members-first health and wellness community business, this is obviously something we are… Continue reading Suspending Sessions
Exciting times! We’re on the hunt for a venue and we’re hoping you can help us. For several years we’ve been holding our sessions at All Hallows Hall, and we’re now at the stage where we need more session slots, more space, and more versatility to allow BCG to grow into something really special. So… Continue reading Help us hunt for a home!
The end of the year is fast approaching and it’s strange to think that we are in the second week of our final five-week block of 2019. There are a few things we wanted to let you know about.
Last year we hosted a Pelvic Floor Health Café with Helen Hodder, a physiotherapist specialising in pelvic floor function. Our coach Guy has written up his notes from the workshop, with an introduction to the pelvic floor, how to develop control of these muscles, and how to apply this knowledge in your strength training.
We are proud to be the first co-operative gym in the UK. We believe that our not-for-profit multi-stakeholder co-operative model (meaning coaches and gym users work together to create a space that improves their health and wellbeing) has so much potential for working against the cynical business practices of big gyms, and for getting more people fitter, stronger, and feeling better. Join us!
Our coach Guy was invited to speak at the Bristol Radical Herbal Gathering on the theme of collective approaches to wellbeing, alongside other excellent Bristol projects. It was a good chance to lay out the reasons for setting up the gym and why we feel there is a need for a co-operative model within the fitness industry.
Our member Steph shares some thoughts about going to a normal gym after attending our Strength Circuit sessions.